NANY 2019: ENTER NOW!
It's not too late to participate in the upcoming NANY 2019 event.
If you are a coder, any new program (or addon) that you have released in the previous year, which is freeware/donationware for home users is eligible.
And if you are not a coder, you can still participate by helping coders with ideas and testing.
To join in the adventure, visit: The NANY 2019 forum section.
NoClose gets the job doneThe lightweight application disables the X button in the Windows titlebar for the windows you select. Select the window you want to lock and then hit CTRL+1 to lock and unlock the window. You can also add rules for Windows so that NoClose will remember which windows you want locked. While locking your work station when you're away is the best way to keep things just as you left them, NoClose is a great solution to keep an errant mouse click or moment of thoughtlessness from closing a window or application you need open.
UPDATE: All N.A.N.Y. programs (over 20 of them!) are now online as of January 1st, 2007 !
Discuss the programs on our forum: Here.
Read about the project on: ShellCity.net.
Read about the project on: CybernetNews.com.
Read about the project on: ghacks.net.
Here was my challenge to DC members with coding skills: "Join me in pledging to release a new program/utility/game on JANUARY 1st, 2007 to celebrate the new year! We will give out fun prizes (custom dc mugs celebrating the event or something like that), for all coders who live up to their pledges."
If you see a NANY program you like, send a few donation credits to the author! (click gold coin next to their name)
Too fast for your own keyboard? Now your can beat Windows' keyboard buffer!
Speed up the navigation keys (or any other keys).
A Dark and Deadly Path is a super tiny little audio game engine (can be used to make audio-only one switch games too).
This was an unofficial entry into the contest that was not eligible to win any prizes, as it was written by one of the organizers (mouser).
It works like the old Dragon's Lair LaserDisc game , or like those "choose your own adventure games , but is audio only and involves no graphics. An author narrates a story/game is an audio story where the reader/play must make choices along the way by pressing a key on the keyboard.
The choices may have to be made rapidly in quick succession within a narrow time window which can add an element of panic to the story - and make it a particularly appropriate device for suspense stories.
Audio files are normal .mp3 files that an author records with standard software. The game script is an .xml file with a format to be described in a separate file.